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The penultimate volume in Daniel Cook’s fine Stanford traversal spans the composer’s career from his first published work, the Bach-influenced E minor Prelude & Fugue, to one of his last, the op.189 Four Intermezzi, composed just months before his death in March 1924. At its heart is the three-movement, through-played Fifth Sonata, which makes liberal use of Stanford’s own ‘Engelberg’ unison tune, and the diatonic Installation March, strikingly fusing incidental music from The Eumenides with the ‘Cambridge Chimes’. As before, Cook proves an authoritative advocate, with both recorded sound and Jeremy Dibbles’s notes superb.

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